On Thursday (December 3) it was shared that the NBA will not be testing players for marijuana in the upcoming season. Sources say this decision is largely based on COVID safety – just another way of limiting unnecessary contacts. However, there’s also significant expectation from many in the league that the entire marijuana testing program is on the way out in the near future. Many players have petitioned for the league to change its policies, especially considering some have used cannabis to help in healing injuries. J.R. Smith’s name came up so often in posts about the news that he began to trend on Twitter.